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Catskill Mountain ALCO S-1 #407 | by jeffs4653
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Catskill Mountain ALCO S-1 #407

The Catskill Mountain Railroad is a heritage railroad based in Shokan, NY. The CMRR operates a 6 mile tourist excursion train from Phoenicia NY to Cold Brook Station NY.


Switcher S-1 #407 was built by the American Locomotive Company (ALCO) in Schenectady, New York for the Long Island Rail Road in 1946. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) purchased and assumed control of the Long Island Rail Road in 1966 and the S-1 continued it's duties on the LIRR. In 1977, locomotive 407 was transferred to another MTA property, the Staten Island Railway, where it was relegated to work train and rescue duty. In 2009 the MTA replaced #407 with more modern equipment, and the switcher was sold to an equipment broker. At the same time the CMRR was looking for a more powerful locomotive, and the rest as they say, is history.


The locomotive was disassembled, and trucked to it's new home as two loads, the upper portion (the cab and diesels) and the lower section (the trucks, traction motors, brake gear, etc).


You can see pictures of the move here:

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Taken on June 9, 2011